The Testimony of two witnesses: John 8:17 and Intertextuality

Ruth Sheridan

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Abstract

This paper uses insights from various strands of intertextual theory to analyze and interpret the enigmatic statement of Jesus in John 8:17 about the Father acting as witness on his behalf. Three Old Testament texts are alluded to: Deuteronomy 19, Deuteronomy 16 and Numbers 35. This paper argues that the concepts of homicide, idolatry and capital punishment that inform these OT texts also resonate in John 8, in subtle and even subversive ways.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventSociety of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting - McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago, United States
Duration: 17 Nov 201220 Nov 2012
https://www.sbl-site.org/assets/pdfs/Meetings/AMPB12_AMInfoandFloorplans.pdf

Conference

ConferenceSociety of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting
CountryUnited States
CityChicago
Period17/11/1220/11/12
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